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WILLS AND BEQUESTS. The will of Si- John Hare, late of Hardelot-villa, Clifton, and of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, has been proved in London by his relict, Lady Hare, the sole executrix. Sir John was formerly a merchant residing at Bristol, and a magistrate for Somerset, was twice married, and died on the 2nd February last at the age of eighty-one, having executed his will in January this year, whereby he bequeaths the whole of his property to his wife for life, and upon her ladyship's decease the same is to be divided equally between his two daughters. The will of Francis Williams, Esq., of Langhern-hill, Wichenford, Worcester, was proved in the London court on the 9th August. The personalty was sworn under < £ 400,000. The executors appointed are his nephews, Francis E. Williams (who alone is acting) and Edward J. Williams, together with the Rev. W. E. Wall. The two latter renounced. The will is dated June 23, 1862, and there are five codicils, the last dated Dec. 23, 1863. The will is of considerable length, and there are numerous bequests. The principal portion of his freehold property he has devised by his will to his nephew Francis E. Williams. His Wichenford estates he leaves to Thomas J. Jones on attaining twenty-one, and who, upon his coming into possession, is to assume and use the surname and bear the arms of Williams. His estate called the Noke, in Avenbury, Hereford, he leaves to Sophia Jones for her life, and after her decease to Jehn Francis Williams. His farm at North Shink, Herts, he leaves to his nephew, Edward J. Williams. t There 'are also pecuniary legacies to these parties, and to other of his nephews and nieces, as well as to other members of his family and acquaintance, and also to his servants. The residue of his property he has left, by a codicil, in certain divisional parts amongst the said Sophia Jones and her five children. The will of John Craven, Esq., formerly of Alexan- drian-house, Surrey, and late of 9, Upper Branswick- place, Brighton, was proved in London, under .£12,000, by the acting executor, Henry Craven, the son; Thomas Martin, of Great Garden-street, the other executor, having renounced. The trustees are William Sentance (the testator's son-in-law), and David Brown, of the Merchant Sestaen's Office. The will is dated February 24,1860, and the testator died on the 13th 1 of May last. He directs his trustees to see that his business of sugar refiner is carried on until the 1st of February, 1872; and should the said Thomas Martin not continue in the management, that it shall be in the power of the trustees to place his sons therein, who will be at liberty to purchase the stock, &o., at the expiration of that period. He leaves to his wife an annuity of .£150, and < £ 450 a year for the support of his children, except his daughter Ann, the wife of his executor, Mr. Sentanoe. The ultimate residue of his property is to be divided equally amongst all his children.- Illustrated London News. The will of the late Mr. John Cassell, publisher, La Belle Sauvage-yard, Ludgate-hill, residing at Avenue- road, Regent's-park, was proved in London by bis widow, Mrs. Mary Cassell, the sole executrix, the trustees appointed being Thomas D. Galpin and George Smith. The personal property was sworn under < £ 25,000. The testator died 2nd April last, having executed his will on the 22nd of March preceding, and a codicil on the day following. He directs that his real estates shall be sold and in- vested with the personalty; bequeaths to his wife < £ 1,000 a year, and leaves her all his furniture, plate, library, wines, carriages, &c., giving her his authority and consent to continue the investment of his capital in the businesses carried on by the firms of Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, and of Cassell, Smith, ana Co., but without any interference therein, the trustees to receive and invest all the surplus income ana piuitui due to his estate, arising therefrom, for a period of twenty-one years, or until the death of his relict or the marriage of his daughter, leaving to his said daughter in the meantime an annuity, increasing with her age from .£100 to .£500 a year whilst unmarried, but on her marrying, then to receive the interest for her life, and at her decease to be divided among her children. An annuity is left to his mother, which, at her decease, will devolve to his sisters.-City Press.


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